Memorable Manitobans: John Archibald Moxam (1882-1941)
Born at Foresters Falls, Ontario on 25 August 1882, son of Emanuel M. Moxam (1854-?) and Annie Moxam (1852-?), twin brother of William Moxam, he was educated at the public schools of Foresters Falls. He came to Winnipeg in 1902 and engaged in the real estate business, building several large apartment blocks. He moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1926.
In 1907, he married Blanche Irene Boyle (1883-1965) of Cobden, Ontario. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Adanac Club, Canadian Club of Winnipeg, AF & AM, Conservative party, and Methodist church. His recreations included motoring and bowling. In 1911, he lived at 250 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg.
He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 11 December 1941.
Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada, Volume 1, edited by C. W. Parker, Vancouver: Canadian Press Association, 1911.
Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
“John A. Moxam,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1941, page 8.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 30 December 2021